Does screening participation affect cigarette smokers’ decision to quit? A long-horizon panel data analysis
Anne Line Bretteville-Jensen & Erik Biørn & Randi Selmer
Nordic Studies on Alcohol and Drugs, vol 31, 2014 -2, pp 141-160
Despite decades of intensive anti-tobacco initiatives, millions of people are still smoking. The health authorities are seeking new tools and extended knowledge. Screening programs may, in addition to the potential health benefits from early detection of smoking related diseases, also increase smoking cessation among participants. This study examines the effect of screening participation by comparing the smokers’ cessation hazard in screening years to nonscreening years.